Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly

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Tempus, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 351 pages
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Ace of Spies revaels for the first time the true story of Sidney Reilly, the real-life inspiration behind fictional hero James Bond. Andrew Cook's startling biography cuts through the myths to tell the full story of the greatest spy the world has ever know. Sidney Reilly influenced world history through acts of extraordinary courage and sheer audacity. He was a master spy, a brilliant con man, a charmer, a cad and a lovable rogue who lived on his withs and thrived on danger, using women shamelessly and killing where necessary - and unnecesary. Sidney Reilly is one of the most fascinating spies of the twenitieth century, yet he remains one of the most enigmatic - until now.

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Not bad for a biography. Very well researched and certainly revealing. The writing itself isn't very compelling but as I read for research purposes that was not an issue. Read full review

Review: Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly

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I didn't know enough of the original Reilly myths to fully appreciate the work Cook put into his research and setting the story straight. It was interesting, but since my knowledge in many of these areas was limited, it was a lot of work to get the proper context. Read full review

Contents

About the Author
6
The Man From Nowhere
24
Gambit
51
Copyright

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